Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sweetness and Light

A pretty display of ceramics — love the way they contrast with the dark wall.

(photo from the lovely portfolio of stylist Stella Nicolaisen)


This week's links. Enjoy.

Pantone Hotel
Design nerds will love this — Pantone, the colour authority, recently opened a 59-room boutique establishment in the Brussels. The interiors have a playful 60's modern vibe — with, of course, lots of great colours. Be sure to check out the slide show.

When Mods Grow Up
From Intelligent Life magazine: "How does one age within a style tribe? In her latest Dress Sense column, Linda Grant writes that the mods and punks still look good, but pity the poor hippies ..." Excellent read.

Who's That Girl?
John Maloof's purchase of a collection of negatives at an auction in Chicago has turned out to be one of the most exciting discoveries of street photography in history — over 100,000 negatives shot primarily on the streets of Chicago between the 1950s and 1970s by Vivian Maier, a French-Austrian woman who worked as a nanny. Check out the blog now dedicated to her brilliant work, too. What an amazing eye she had.

Embracing the Art of Decluttering
Great article by Susanna Sonnenberg from the March 2011 issue of Whole Living magazine, about learning to get rid of clutter as a means of gaining room for the positives in your life, rather than seeing it as a tedious chore. So inspiring — and just in time for spring cleaning, too!

Recent Scenes From Antarctica

From The Browser: "Breathtakingly beautiful photo-essay recording varied Antarctic environment. As the tourists and scientists retreat for the season and head north, sit back and enjoy the most remarkable sights from the region of the past year." Very cool (no pun intended).

A Brief History of Title Design
Great short video showing, well, a brief history of film title design. Really nicely done. Via kottke.

Scientific Breakthroughs, Illustrated
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists, and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Have a look at this beautifully illustrated collection of original notes and drawings from their archives, capturing the moment a significant scientific breakthrough was made.

Irish Soda Bread
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with delicious Irish Soda Bread — so much better (and much more authentic) than green beer!

(lovely photo by Nicolas Mathéus)

Help Japan

The good people at W+K Studio have a great new print available, designed to raise relief funds for the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week. They're requesting a donation of at least $25 per print, with 100% of the profits going to The Red Cross. Fantastic way to show your support — get one here.

(via sfgirlbybay)
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